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  • Date Posted
    • 3.28.18
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Mountain
  • Role
    • Director
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Salt Lake City, UT

Pacific Heritage Academy was founded on the realization that, given creative liberties and proper support, an educational institution has a most powerful opportunity and obligation to use the education process to do more than teach subjects that might prepare students to meet the workforce needs of the current economy. Founders believed that an education worth giving would be one which truly addressed the 'whole child' with a focus on strengthening the family and the cultural context in which the child is being raised. Addressing the cultural, spiritual, and social well-being of the child through purposeful curricular and environmental supports in the school and in the home would be an effective innovation in education. Founders felt that creating such a school would require an approach that would acknowledge and pro-actively use two assets too rarely used in education settings to nurture the identity and confidence of each child. These assets were 1) the fact that heritage languages and cultures have resilient and enduring qualities which give spiritual meaning and strength to its people and 2) that the influential power of family and community relationships is also a lifelong motivator. Thus, the mission of PHA was born:

At Pacific Heritage Academy we use the power of education, the endurance of language and culture, and the virtue of relationships and community to help young people on voyages of discovery.

Through thoughtful inquiry, challenging curricula, rigorous requirements, and compassionate service students learn who they are and what they can become.

We create learning experiences, and students find their Roots...
and their Wings.

The School Director at PHA is the head of all aspects of school operation, and is responsible for achieving the school’s mission. The Director oversees the entire academic program, trains and motivates all staff, manages the school’s public relations efforts with students, parents, and the broader community. The Director ensures fiscal and legal compliance with public education laws and regulations.

The School Director plays a key role in helping students become
motivated learners with the skills to succeed in life. Directors manage
all aspects of their job functions and the broader school. They care for
physical facilities and student behavior, coach and promote exciting
and differentiated lessons that engage all students with the goal of the
academic and social success of each individual student. They evaluate
student performance and report regularly to the Board, teachers and
parents and build their skills consistently to improve their
performance and professionalism.

Through performing the Essential Job Functions, effective
communication, reporting, procurement of needed supplies and
materials, exceptional public relations skills and superior work-
product, the Director contributes to a nurturing and engaging learning environment.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Essential Job Function satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. Requirements and Essential Job Functions are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skill and/or abilities. An individual must successfully pass a criminal background check, including state, regional and/or federal fingerprint background checks.

Educational Requirements:
College Post Grad Degree in Education or Educational Leadership
Current Administrative Certification preferred

Experience Required

Min 6 Years Classroom Teaching Experience

Interested candidates should send email with resume and cover letter to dirk.matthias@phlearning.org